The Model and Me: Harlow Australia spring-summer 2017

The Model and Me: Harlow Australia spring-summer 2017

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, The Model and Me 2 Comments

Feeling and looking confident when you have curves and/or are above a size that fashion retail land deems as regular, is far from easy. 

For too long, if we didn’t fit into a size 14 or under, we struggled to find on-trend clothing that worked for our curves.

There is still a long way to go but more Australian labels are offering larger size ranges and more are emerging to offer women a real fashion alternative.

One such able is Harlow Australia – a label I’ve talked about here since its inception. Harlow offers premium, Australian-made fashion for sizes 12-26.

At the core of the Harlow style is a rock-chic attitude and the pieces I’ve chosen to highlight from the Harlow spring-summer 2017 very much fit that brief.

The model

Harlow Australia It's Only Rock'n Roll shirt dress (over) Hot Stuff tank dress

Harlow Australia It’s Only Rock’n Roll shirt dress (worn open over) Hot Stuff tank dress

and me

Harlow Australia shirt dress worn as a jacket over Harlow Australia tank dress | Moe Moe Design earrings | FRANKiE4 Footwear Sara heels

Harlow Australia shirt dress (I’m a size 14 and in XS) worn as a jacket over Harlow Australia tank dress (I’m a size 14 and in S) | Moe Moe Design earrings | FRANKiE4 Footwear Sara heels

You know my thoughts on leopard print, don’t you? It’s a neutral. And, for me, it’s a neutral to be worn year-round. I love the shape and versatility of this limited-edition tank dress. It’s made from a super stretch ponte fabrication, so, while it’s fitted, it’s supportive and flattering. 

It’s a piece that can be worn on its own but is also ideal as a layering piece. Wear it with a blouse or tee over the top. Wear it with a kimono or cape. Wearing it with a denim jacket, or, like shown here, with an unbuttoned shirt dress.

The limited-edition shirt dress is fabulous as a jacket but it is a great piece on its own. The sizing is generous on this style – particularly across the shoulders and bust. It comes with a fabric tie, which gives you a more dressed-up option when styling an outfit.

The design of this dress has been two years in the making. It’s made from a luxe, pre-washed tencel/lyocell blend that just drapes beautifully. 

Each of these pieces are garments that you’d have in your wardrobe for years to come. Classic styling is always on trend.

The Model and Me: Harlow Australia spring-summer 2017

* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission. Full disclosure policy here

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Comments 2

  1. As much as I like the look of these two pieces, $358 for both is beyond eye watering and probably not affordable for the average shopper.

    I wish there were more plus size labels that offered affordable stylish clothing options – everytime I find something I like, I’m nearly always disheartened to find a price tag attached that’s $100+ and sometimes into the multiple.

    There is a definite gap in the plus size clothing market for affordable options that is begging to be filled.

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